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Emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive tree pest in the U.S., has been discovered in Oregon.

eabParks staff is developing a plan to mitigate its eventual impact on our urban forest, and we need your help! Here’s what you can do:

Assist in detection by learning how to identify the pest here:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pub/em-9127#identifying-emerald-ash-borer

Here are some common lookalikes:
Emerald ash borer look-alikes (from oregon.gov)

Report sightings to the invasive species hotline: 
https://oregoninvasiveshotline.org/reports/create 

Learn to identify ash trees:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pub/em-9127#recognizing-ash-trees

If you’d like to really go the extra mile, enroll in the Oregon Forest Pest Detector Program, its free!
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pub/em-9127#oregon-forest-pest-detector-program

If you have ash trees on your property, make sure they are adequately watered and mulched during drought and pay attention to their health. Emerald ash borers are attracted to stressed trees, so keep yours healthy. Avoid pruning April through October.

If you would like to plant a new tree on your property (which you absolutely should), please choose a species other than ash.

Please do not move firewood. Moving infested ash firewood is known to spread the pest

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Rock Out Against Hunger

Hunger is closer than you think. 

Children and adults face hunger in every community across the country. Your neighbor, child's classmate, or even coworker may be struggling to get enough to eat. Together we can end hunger in our community.

Albany Parks & Recreation and Oregon Freeze Dry are partnering up to help end hunger! Bring your unopened canned and boxed food to any (or all) of the River Rhythms concerts this year. There will be collection barrels at each entry of the park. Donation barrels are also available July 5 - August 12, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Parks & Recreation counter at City Hall.

Purchase a personalized concert sign to be displayed at the 2022 River Rhythms Concerts and support Fish of Albany with each purchase! Purchase by June 30 to guarantee your sign is displayed at every concert!

MUSIC NOTES

SIZE: 24" X 24"
$25/PER SIGN

($5 from each sign supports Fish of Albany)

rockouthunger notes

Purchase a music note sign

GUITAR PICK

SIZE: 36" X 24"
$50/PER SIGN

($10 from each sign supports Fish of Albany)

rockouthunger pick

Purchase a guitar pick sign

GUITAR

SIZE: 48" X 24"
$100/PER SIGN

($20 from each sign supports Fish of Albany)

rockouthunger guitar

Purchase a guitar sign

Did you know?

1 in 6

American children may not know where their next meal is coming from.

63% of seniors

visiting food banks say they have to choose between food and medical care.

3 out of 4

public teachers say students regularly come to school hungry.

 

    • No tickets required. We strongly encourage a $1 per person donation to be paid at the gate. We can take Visa or Mastercard but prefer cash or check.

 


  • No registration is required


  • In the past we have not had to turn people away. Albany Parks & Recreation reserves the right to limit capacity for the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

  • The front entrance on Water Ave is the “main entrance” into the venue.
  • There is an entrance near the playground
  • There is an entrance behind the Riverfront Community Center (on the Dave Clark Path)
  • Chairs and blankets are allowed to be placed in the park after 6 a.m. on concert days. No tarps allowed. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Standard height chairs are allowed.
  • There will be no blanket area only seating.  
  • Staff will not be on site to regulate chair and blanket placement in the early morning.  Place your belongings at your own risk.
  • Please do not place items in fire lanes or places that are blocked off. If your items are placed in those areas, Albany Parks & Recreation will move the items to the closest available spot near your placement.
  • Albany Parks & Recreation is not responsible for items that have been moved or lost.

  • No BBQ’s are allowed in venue. The park BBQ stands will be closed.

  • Alcohol is not permitted before 5:30 p.m. on concert days in Monteith Riverpark, alcohol is permitted after 5:30 p.m. until the end of the concert.
  • Beverages are available for purchase. OLCC guidelines for service are strictly followed - ID is required.
  • Outside beer, wine, or cider is permitted in concert venue. Hard alcohol is not permitted.

  • All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • Food vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m. We have ice cream for sale, as well a variety of food trucks.  Note: Outside food and drinks are permitted in concert venue.
  • Gilgamesh Brewing Beer stands open from 5:30-9 p.m. OLCC guidelines for service are strictly followed - ID is required.  Note: Outside beer, wine, or cider is permitted in concert venue.  Hard alcohol is never permitted.
  • Pets of any kind (except for guide/service dogs) are not allowed in the park on concert days.
  • See Oregon Service Dog Guidelines for more information.
  • Smoking of any kind is not permitted inside the concert venue or at the entrances. You will need to be outside the venue and 10 feet away from the entrances. Smoking marijuana in public is illegal in the State of Oregon.
  • ADA accessible parking is available on the corner of Water and Washington. If the parking lot is full, you will be able to use the drop off zone near the main entrance with your ADA permit.
  • General parking is available in various places downtown as well as the parking lot located on Water Avenue directly behind the Riverfront Community Center.
  • The venue is outdoors; all concerts are rain or shine.
  • If the behavior of the concert attendees adversely affects any other party’s enjoyment of the show, or is determined to be unsafe, the attendee in question will be asked to leave.
  • No pets, audio or video recording equipment, umbrellas, or canopies are allowed in venue.
  • Dates and Artists are subject to change without notice.
  • The views and opinions expressed by Artists do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Albany Parks & Recreation.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, or scooters are allowed in the venue.
  • We will be following all Oregon Health Authority guidelines.
  • Monteith Riverpark 489 NW Water Ave, Albany OR 97321 

Concerts are funded by sponsors, revenue generated from Parks & Recreation programs, and donations by attendees. 

  • The majority of support for our concerts comes from our sponsors. They give cash and in-kind services that allows these concerts happen. They are amazing and we are endlessly grateful for their support. 
  • We also use revenue we create from paid classes and programs to subsidize events and programs, such as these concerts, that are offered for free to the community. 
  • Lastly, the donations that you contribute at the concerts are reinvested in the concerts! We appreciate the community’s generosity. We have seen a steady, ongoing decline in donations. On a great night, donations average $0.25 per person. On a typical night it is around $0.15 a person. We understand not everyone can give but appreciate those who do. 

Your property tax dollars do not directly fund these concerts. For every dollar you pay in tax, the City receives $0.37. Albany Parks & Recreation only receives a small percentage of that amount. The tax revenue we do receive goes towards park maintenance and keeping basic services going. We are considered a “special fund” which means we must create our own revenue to stay a viable department.

We are thankful to our sponsors, paid program participants, and those who donate in whatever capacity they can afford during this time of recovery.

Albany Parks and Recreation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by providing beautiful park spaces and family-friendly programs for everyone to enjoy. Because of the generosity of donors like you, we can fund essential programs and events in addition to park projects that help maintain and strengthen our community. These projects and programs help protect vital natural resources, safeguard historic sites, improve trails and parks in addition to providing safe places in which people of all ages and abilities can play, learn, and have fun.

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